Many healthcare professionals are realizing the benefits transcriptionists can
yield in easing their workload and making electronic health records more
Through voice recording and transcription services, healthcare professionals
can easily and accurately document and file reports, notes and summaries. The healthcare provider dictates the notes on a digital recorder, and the voice files are sent to professional transcriptionists, who accurately enter the data directly into the provider’s EMR.
Using today’s technology, encrypted voice files can be quickly and securely sent to a remote transcriptionist, eliminating the need to visit the providers office to pick up the dictation files, as is necessary with cassette based systems.
“Transcription service providers help in easing the workload of the medical
professionals and prevent any kind of backlog due to the quick turnaround time
ensured,” according to a press release.
Many of these services offer quick turnaround time, accurate transcription, thoroughly
scrutinized by proofreaders and editors, and secure file transfer protocol that
adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. According to the release,
third-party or in house transcriptionists are preferred by healthcare professionals
because they can provide superior quality of service and accountability as well as
ensure HIPPA compliance.
While speech recognition has an important place in producing electronic medical data, many providers prefer their entries be made by experienced transcriptionists, who possess the ability to interpret the data to be sure of accuracy.